Working as a buyer for Crossroads has its perks. I get to talk to amazing people who love fashion, I never fail to see something I’ve never seen before (sometimes this is a bad thing…we will leave those horror stories for another time), but most importantly of all – I get to have first dibs on clothing…sort of. Rules for employees are you can not put more than four items on hold and you can not hold an item until the end of your shift.
Last year I saw this amazing bomber jacket by Mural, but it was a small. Small is too tight on me especially because I like a slouchy look. My rule is “If you’re not in love with everything about it, pass it up. Be patient, something better will come along.” So that’s just what I did, I passed it up and guess what? A few days ago a customer sold one in a size large! Now guys, I was a good girl. I waited three days to let customers have a look and then I finally bought it.
I think why customers passed it up was because they were not sure how to style it. It’s sequin, it’s varsity, it’s bomber, it’s ahhhhh!!! Real scary. The best way to tackle this problem is to pair your statement piece with basics. A simple dress, a basic t-shirt, or my favorite staple – dark jeans. I chose to some super high-waisted jeans by Just USA, a plain white button up shirt by Helmut Lang, and kept with the black and gold theme in my buckled heels from Urban Outfitters. My watch is Bottega Veneta and my chain necklace is from Crossroads but here are similar here and here.
So many people think that black and white must be paired with either more black or more white. Not true. Black and white are neutral colors. They can be paired with almost anything. The same is true for gold and navy. All of these colors I wore go with almost anything. So throw on that red lipstick or rock a bright lime clutch! You go Glenn Coco!
P.S. Today’s title (Shine On Me) comes from Red Velvet’s song ‘Happiness’ because nothing makes me happier than dip-dye hair, pop music, and sporty-inspired fashion. ‘Nuff said.